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Living In Big Rapids, MI

The small city of Big Rapids, Michigan is home to approximately 11,000 residents. Young adults (15-24) can expect to feel right at home, as they make up an above-average percentage of the population, while young professionals are less well-represented. Big Rapids ranks as the third-youngest city in the state with an average age of just over 30. The majority of Big Rapids residents rent, and 42% of residents are homeowners, driven in part by a relatively affordable average rent that is $161 a month lower than the state average. Over the course of a year, renters in Big Rapids will save around $1,900 compared to the state average.

Big Rapids residents have an average commute of about 15 minutes, outperforming the Michigan average of about 25 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the most common way to get to work, chosen by 32% of commuters, while public transportation is not extensively used. Walking (5%) isn't a common method of commuting to work, though the number far exceeds the national average.

Among Big Rapids residents over the age of 25, 6% have earned a Bachelor's degree and 5% possess a Master's degree or Doctorate. Many Big Rapids residents work in one of four industries: education, healthcare, entertainment, and retail. Combined, these industries account for 32% of the city's workforce. With an average annual income of just under $44,000, Big Rapids workers earn around $18,000 less than the average Michigan resident. Big Rapids's average income also trails the national average of $73,345.


Frequently Asked Questions About Big Rapids

What is the average rent in Big Rapids?

The average rent of a studio apartment in Big Rapids is $730 per month. For a one-bedroom apartment it's $740 per month. For a two-bedroom apartment the average rent is $1,030 per month.

What is the average cost of rent for a one-bedroom in Big Rapids?

The average rent of a one-bedroom apartment in Big Rapids is $740

Are there any cheap apartments for rent in Big Rapids?

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Are there any pet friendly apartments in Big Rapids?

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